There is no dispute that Leanda Cave has established herself as among the best in our sport. Her performance in 2011, which included a podium finish at the Ironman world championship, winning Ironman Arizona and Wildflower and multiple 70.3 wins leaves no doubt that the prolific swim/bike speedster from Louth, England is a force to be reckoned with at any distance. Cave has won the prestigious Escape from Alcatraz 3 times and has been crowned both ITU short course World Champion and ITU long course World Champion - a feat accomplished by only a select few women. Then in 2012 Leanda became the first woman and only the second person (joining Craig Alexander) to win the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and the Ironman World Championship in the same year.
Leanda's career as a professional triathlete started back in 1994 and she has since transformed herself from a short course specialist to an Ironman Champion. Leanda is known for having one of the best swim/bike one-two punches in the sport and her improving run makes her a legitimate threat at any distance.